This summer, Pelican brought out a new line of cases aimed at hunters and other shooters. The new line, named Vault, includes 10 cases sizes: eight gun cases and two general purpose cases.
The best part of the new line is that all Vault cases are weather resistant, crushproof and dustproof. The awesome air pressure equalization valve and durable handles are still there. For security, the stainless steel lock hasps are also a standard feature.
This line was created to be more budget friendly while maintaining the ruggedness and dependability people expect from the Pelican name.
Here are the key differences between the tried-and-true Pelican Protector cases and the new Vault line:
Significantly more affordable price.
The new angular styling on the outer edges looks very cool.
Possibly the level of watertightness. The Vault cases are currently in testing to establish if they can be called "water tight". They have a gasket similar to the Protector line, but until the results come back they are officially termed "weather resistant".
Push button latches instead of the double-throw latches of the Protector line. For some people, this may be a big plus.
One year limited guarantee instead of lifetime guarantee.
The handles on the cases are not padded.
Which One is Right for Me?
Here’s a look a the cases in the new line, matched side by side with it’s closest match from the Protector line.
Closest Match (in Dimensions) from the Protector Line
As you can see, the Vault line represents not only a significant cost savings, they are also much lighter. To be fair, the Protector cases tend to be slightly larger.
Which one should you choose? Size requirements aside, it looks like if you absolutely need maximum protection for things like delicate scientific instruments, the Protector line is what you want.
But if you’re carrying something a little more rugged like a firearm, the Vault line will give you all the protection you need, and save you carrying weight as well as money.
Lots of Options to Meet Your Needs
Here at Production Case, we carry a full range of cases from great brands like Pelican, SKB, Nanuk, Storm, and Hardigg. We even create custom foam inserts and custom cases for people with very specific transport case needs.
Have any questions about our products? Feel free to ask us a question.
We ship across Canada including areas such as: British Columbia (BC) Vancouver, Victoria. Alberta (AB) Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer. Saskatchewan (SK) Regina. Manitoba (MB) Winnipeg. Ontario (ON) Toronto (GTA), Hamilton Ottawa, Sudbury. Quebec (QC) Montreal, Quebec. New Brunswick (NB) Fredericton, Moncton. Prince Edward Island (PE) Charlottetown. Nova Scotia (NS) Halifax. Newfoundland & Labrador (NL) St. John's. Cases are also called: Caisse, Valise, Malette, Boite, Contenant.